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The Viking Market at Foteviken

Welcome to Foteviken Viking Market 2017!
We will continue with the expanded market activities this year to including a Viking Games Open.

Once again it is time for Foteviken Viking Market. During the Viking Age was this a great summer market on Foteviken which, according to the Faroese saga was the largest in Scandinavia. Our modern-day Viking market also attracts the many Vikings. You are all cordially invited to this year's market!

Crafts Days, June 26 to 29.

During craft days, you can take part out of many exciting things. Wrought iron, brick ribbon weaving, tygfärgning, Viking cooking, wood carving etc. are some of the crafts as will be demonstrated in place.
Foteviken Viking Market, June 30 to July 2.
Foteviken Viking Market starts traditionally with förmarknad on Thursday 30 June. The market is held on Friday until Sunday.

The Battle of Foteviken

Battle of Foteviken is an element with a long history. There are few places for vikingareenactors where there has been a kind. One is obviously Hastings in 1066 where every five years, a major hit. Another actually stood at the marketplace of Foteviken 4 June 1134. This historic fact, we want to work on together with the local Viking warrior groups who wanted to push the warrior hit the Foteviken. The basic idea is that during the Saturday / Sunday to have performances as before, but to make arrangements so that they correspond to the historical battle in which Skåne King Erik Emune down his uncle, King Niels and his son Prince Magnus and where Magnus is killed with his entire retinue.

Viking Games Open

Foteviken Museum started with Viking Games Open in 2015 in connection with the 20th anniversary and we will continue this tradition, to have an exciting race. Unlike Viking Games, a team competition as the Viking Games Open an individual competition open to both Vikings and visitors! Entrants will get set up in five different events that put precision, balance and strength to the test! On Saturday we start with the first three segments and continues with the final two competition rounds on Sunday. The competition concludes with an awards ceremony with a big prize for the winner!
May the best man, woman and the Vikings win!

Saturday races:

13:00 Throw with big fish

13:30 Rod Repel

15:00 Archery

Sunday races:

11:00 Axe throwing

12:30 The horse

Sunday ceremony

15:30 at the steps leading up to the tower!


Admission prices for visitors during the Viking Market June 30 to July 2.

Adult: 150: -
Children: 50 -
Family: 300: -

You can now purchase a membership card that gives you free entrance to the museum all year around including the Viking Market! There are two sorts of membership cards:
The personal card is of course personal and can only be used by the card holder.
The family card gives entrance for up to 2 adults and 4 children.  

Price:
Personal Card 300 SEK
Family Card 500 SEK

Foteviken Viking Market Program 2017

Pre-market

Thursday, June 29

10:00 The market opens for the audience.

16:00 Viking market closes for the audience.


Viking market

Friday, June 30

10:00 The market opens for the audience. The market will be opened officially by King Bjorn and his men at the north tower.

13:00 Tug of war. Vikings challenge visitors. Location: On the beach.
14:00 Rod rejection. Vikings challenge visitors Location: In the north tower.
16:00 Viking market closes for the audience.

Saturday, July 1

10:00 The market opens for the audience.

12:10 The traditional water contest "Viking buzz" open to both the Vikings and visitors. Location: On the beach.

13:00 Viking Games Open - "Throw the big fish." Location: On the beach.

13:30 Tug of war. Vikings challenge visitors. Location: On the beach.

13:30 Viking Games Open - Rod rejection. Location: At the North Tower.

14:00 Viking Fight. In the field, north of the city wall. With the "battle of fotevik 1134" when the cavalry was first used in the Nordic countries.

15:00 Viking Games Open - Bågskyttetävlig. Location: Archery course at Hola rocks in the north.

16:00 Viking Fight. In the field, north of the city wall. With the "battle of fotevik 1134" when the cavalry was first used in the Nordic countries.

18:00 Viking market closes for the audience.

Sunday, July 2

10:00 The market opens for the audience.

11:00 Viking Games Open - Axe throwing. Location: Archery course at Hola rocks in the north.

12:00 Tug of war. Vikings challenge visitors. Location: On the beach.

12:30 Viking Games Open - "The Horse". Location: At the North Tower.

13:00 Viking Fight. In the field, north of the city wall. With the "battle of Foteviken 1134" when the cavalry was first used in the Nordic countries.

15:00 Viking Fight. In the field, north of the city wall. With the "battle of Foteviken 1134" when the cavalry was first used in the Nordic countries.

15:30 Viking Games Open - Winner is appointed, then there will be prizes. Location: On the battlefield north of the city wall.

16:00 Viking market closes for the audience.

NOTE! Changes in the program may occur.

Foteviken Kulturcenter

Aside from Foteviken Museum the concept Kulturcenter includes Höllvikens community centre, Foteviken holiday village, the restaurant Den Fede Gåsen and the Handicraft Institute of Scania. Click here for more information.


Föreningen SVEG
Friluftsmuseerna
Vellinge kommun
EXARC
NOOAM
IMTAL
Destination Viking
Skånes Hantverksinstitut
Medborgarskolan